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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_and_children_first

Women and children first is a code of conduct dating from 1852, whereby the lives of women ... "Back from the boats," [Captain Harrington] shouts, catchin' up the hand-spike. "The first man that touches a boat I'll brain. Women and children first, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_in_English

A system of grammatical gender, whereby every noun was treated as either masculine, ... Most words referencing human females were feminine, but there was a sizable .... with vessels such as ships and airplanes, and sometimes with countries. ... use of it (normally only considered when the antecedent is a word like child, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She

She is a feminine third-person, singular personal pronoun (subjective case) in Modern English. ... Also of natural objects considered to be feminine, as the moon, or the planets that are named after goddesses; ... She is also used attributively, applied to female animals, as in: she-ass, -ape, -bear, -dog, -dragon, -sheep, -wolf, ...

www.boatsafe.com/kids/kidsquesshe.htm

According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun ...

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/feb/01/ask-grown-up-boats-called-she

Feb 1, 2014 ... Linked to this is the common practice of giving ships female figureheads and names, often after deities or members of a shipowner's family.

www.glossophilia.org/?p=1411

Mar 30, 2013 ... Figureheads on the prows of ships were often depictions of such female namesakes, denoting the name of the ship for a largely illiterate ...

www.wisegeek.org/why-are-boats-called-she.htm

Interestingly, although male captains and sailors historically attributed the spirit of a benevolent female figure to their ships, actual women were considered very ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question83899.html

Jul 28, 2007 ... I am certain I read somewhere that both cars and boats are considered female as they are generally MASTERED and controlled by men ,,,,,,,

www.quora.com/Why-are-almost-all-ships-considered-female

Prince Henry of Portugal, explorer, king, and expedition financier commented that he referred to all his ships as "she" because "like a woman, they take much ...